Live at the Amazon Kindle Event

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  • 9:41 AM Doug Aamoth – Everything starts at 10am Eastern. We’ll be up and running shortly.
  • 9:54 AM John Biggs – Fairly small auditorium. Showing famous quotes about reading. Books are carriers of civilization.
  • 9:54 AM John Biggs – Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
  • 9:59 AM John Biggs – One minute, friends.
  • 10:00 AM John Biggs – To read is to empower.
  • 10:00 AM John Biggs – Everyone probably thinks I’m a raving nymphomaniac – Madonna. You can google the rest of that one.
  • 10:03 AM John Biggs – Just saw a Tweet: Want a Kindle 2? Order a Kindle 1 now:
  • 10:04 AM John Biggs – No confirmation of the efficacy of that course of action.
  • 10:09 AM John Biggs – Just starting.
  • 10:19 AM John Biggs – Kinde 2
  • 10:22 AM John Biggs – whisper sync – kindle 1 and kindle 2 AND OTHER MOBILE DEVICES will keep your current page across devices.
  • 10:22 AM John Biggs – .36 inches. ultrathin
  • 10:22 AM John Biggs – Pageturning buttons flex inward.
  • 10:22 AM John Biggs – Faster screen update.
  • 10:23 AM John Biggs – Longer battery life
  • 10:23 AM John Biggs – 5 way controller.
  • 10:23 AM John Biggs – 700 times more storage
  • 10:23 AM John Biggs – We were down for a minute there. Thanks for sticking it out.
  • 10:24 AM John Biggs – The screen changes are very speedy.
  • 10:24 AM John Biggs – Much faster than in Kindle 1
  • 10:24 AM John Biggs – The grey sort of melts in and out rather than that big black screen
  • 10:25 AM John Biggs – Images coming. It’s EXACTLY what we saw today.
  • 10:25 AM John Biggs – this weekend rather. He’s basically just giving a demo.
  • 10:26 AM Doug Aamoth –
  • 10:26 AM John Biggs – New feature:
  • 10:26 AM John Biggs – Text to speech!
  • 10:27 AM John Biggs – text to speech is pretty cool. Very listenable
  • 10:28 AM John Biggs – Now video of kindle users.
  • 10:28 AM John Biggs – Kindle 1 users trying Kindle 2
  • 10:28 AM John Biggs – Very compact. Sleek, all enclosed. Thin, better than any book.
  • 10:29 AM John Biggs – Really comfortable to hold.
  • 10:29 AM John Biggs – I read more, I read faster.
  • 10:30 AM Doug Aamoth –
  • 10:30 AM Peter Ha –
  • 10:30 AM Doug Aamoth – Info up on Amazon.com with letter from Jeff Bezos
  • 10:31 AM Peter Ha –
  • 10:32 AM Doug Aamoth – Product page (it’s $359):
  • 10:32 AM John Biggs – Correction – 7X more storage, not 700.
  • 10:32 AM John Biggs – Jeff back on stage.
  • 10:34 AM Doug Aamoth –
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  • 10:36 AM John Biggs – Steven King on stage
  • 10:36 AM Doug Aamoth –
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  • 10:37 AM John Biggs – Talking about how he made a story for the Kindle
  • 10:37 AM Doug Aamoth –
  • 10:37 AM John Biggs – He’s a big fan of the Kindle.
  • 10:38 AM John Biggs – Lobster is an excuse to eat butter.
  • 10:38 AM John Biggs – Writing stories gives an excuse to write a certain scene.
  • 10:39 AM John Biggs – Steve wrote a story about the kindle for the kindle and Steve got a kindle out of it.
  • 10:39 AM Doug Aamoth –
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  • 10:40 AM John Biggs –
  • 10:40 AM John Biggs – Now he’s reading from the Kindle. The first e-book reading?
  • 10:41 AM Doug Aamoth –
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  • 10:41 AM Doug Aamoth – “Read in sunlight with no glare”
  • 10:42 AM Doug Aamoth –
  • 10:44 AM Doug Aamoth – Special Opportunity for Kindle 1 Owners
    Even though we’ve increased our manufacturing capacity, we want to be sure our original Kindle owners are first in line to receive Kindle 2. Place your Kindle 2 order by midnight PST on February 10th and you will receive first priority.
  • 10:44 AM Doug Aamoth – “If you have previously placed an order for Kindle 1, and have not yet received it, your order will automatically be upgraded to Kindle 2. You need to do nothing.”
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  • 10:46 AM Doug Aamoth –
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  • 10:47 AM John Biggs – Books have a smell, one that gets better.
  • 10:47 AM John Biggs – I will not comment on Mr. King’s writing.
  • 10:47 AM Doug Aamoth –
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  • 10:48 AM John Biggs – Steve gets a pink kindle.
  • 10:48 AM John Biggs – Really nice reading. This is so much calmer than an Apple event.
  • 10:49 AM Doug Aamoth –
  • 10:51 AM John Biggs – Novella is called “Ur”
  • 10:51 AM John Biggs – by Stephen King. Kindle Pre-orders delivered the moment they’re available.
  • 10:51 AM John Biggs – Today, new yorker is available.
  • 10:51 AM John Biggs – Ships 24th for $359
  • 10:51 AM John Biggs – Ships 24th for $359
  • 10:52 AM John Biggs – Thanks for tuning in.
  • 10:52 AM John Biggs – All over, friends. Look for more coverage and hands on shortly.
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